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	 Duplicity of Rosa Bolton
Jack, Haney and Hayes.     Sat awhile in the
work room with Mr and Mrs Edwards.     Parton
came in to visit his mother who was staying
there.       He is going off tomorrow for a trip
to Lake Superior with Fanny, the girls staying
at old Solon Robinson s farm in the mean time.
  Left at 9, found Lizzie Woodward, Cutler
and Fyte on the stoop, the first carrying on a
flirtation with the last.                     I had a
letter from Hannah to-day.        My last, to her,
was written in dullness, disappointment and des-
pondency, she sends me hope and patience, conso-
lation and the tenderest affection in return   God
love her or it!           Speaking of a visit from
my brother Charley and Rosa Bolton, she tells
how while he and John Bennett walked on ahead,
down the green lane on the return to Banbury,
little Rosa was telling her  tales of Hartley   how
he had carried on with his housekeeper  &c.
Rosa says  she has suffered for his sake.   Char-
ley don t believe she ever loved Hartley; he cal-
led it a  deep shadow or temptation of a good home, 
he  believes Hartley was trying to gain her love from 
him and blames him, when it is really the
contrary.   Rosa says she shall love Charley as
well as anybody  (suggestive phrase!)  now. 
Hartley appears a cheap, mean dog, mercenary
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett in which she discusses Rosa Bolton and Hartley.
Date:1860-08-22
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Cutler, Peter Y.; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Fite; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hartley; Hayes, Edward; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Robinson, Solon; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.